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to call for increased gun regulations. cnn's crime and justice correspondence is joe johns. this is all part of a bigger push. >> wolf, we've seen it before, we'll likely see it again. this time it was a whole cast of artists and others performing gun control to try to kweep the pressure on congress. stars speaking out in washington. it's the latest push by gun control groups to lobby the congress. >> doing nothing will fail. doing nothing has failed. >> if we as a people don't act after sandy hook, then we as a people are broken. >> i would like assault weapons eliminated. >> the event follows a super bowl ard and a star-studded public service announcement. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> all part of a high-profile campaign by mayors against illegal guns to demand a plan from politicians in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. >> after a mass shooting like this, we usually expect for a month the public to be paying a lot of attention and it's possible to get the work done but the window is still open. it's been more than six weeks and it's not closing any time s
heard a big boom and then i heard -- i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: sources tell cnn what brian martin heard was a diversion. agents rushed in, dykes shot at them, but in the end, he was killed. ethan was rescued. >> which i never doubted my god and he answered our prayer. >> reporter: a nightly prayer vigil became a celebration of ethan's rescue and his 6th birthday. >> well, this is just the start of it. >> reporter: april mcdaniel is a local police officer. she's also a mother. she started a facebook campaign to collect birthday cards for ethan. thousands have responded. >> i just wish i could be there to see hits the face when he sees all the response. how many people really care and love. >> reporter: ethan's home from the hospital to celebrate and heal. this is also a time to heal for the family of charles poland, the bus driver who was killed a little more than a week ago. that route he drove thousand has a new bus, a new driver. the superintendent tells us that a pastor spoke with the students at the start back to school and the number of the bus he drove will be r
today at cnn, a secret american drone base somewhere in saudi arabia, now this is according, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials were telling us the cia was building an airstrip in the a arabian peninsula. it was hinted it would possibly be in saudi arabia. but we never had any sort of agreement to withhold that. we simply reported it was being built in the arabian peninsula. others entered an agreement with the white house to hold back the exact location. why that is coming out now? that's what we are trying to figure out. it's certainly extremely provocative. you cou
to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of this sort of secret memo coming about, was there anything in it that surprised you? >> yeah, a few things. number one, you know, this is the -- we're familiar with the sound of the administration speaking to us about these -- about this program. they have justified it in various different venues. but this is the sound of the administration speaking to itself. and when the administration speaks to itself, it gives itself even more power than i think than anybody thought. it sort of -- it is a hypothetical situation it describes. it keeps on describing an informed high level executive who can make these decisions. and it is amazing how much power this white paper gives that inform
should be barred for that. >> and cnn's casey wian live in irving, texas, where the scouts are headquarters. good morning, casey. >> good morning, soledad. a potentially historic vote that could be taken by the leadership of the boy scouts of america on the issue of gays in scouting. the boy scouts are considering a compromise. leaders of religious organizations that sponsor about a million boy scouts and activists pressuring the boy scouts of america to end its ban on openly gay scouts and scout masters can agree on one thing. they are not satisfied with the boy scouts' proposal to leave the issue up to local troops. >> we believe that this is going to be -- if they make this decision it will be a catastrophe for the boy scouts. >> we don't want to see scouting gerrymandered to blue and red districts. so the best solution would be to end discrimination outright. >> the boy scouts won't discuss their proposal. they have told leader of religious groups the change is motivated by pressure from corporate donors. more than a dozen like merck and american airlines have pulled fu
" tonight at 8:00 eastern on cnn. >>> taking you now to the gulf of mexico. we've been following this story. this is where more than 4,000 folks trapped on four days aboard this cruise ship. it is in deplorable conditions. triumph being towed at this hour, it's expected to dock in mobile, alabama. that is earlier -- early tomorrow afternoon, actually. and, of course, can't come soon enough for all of these people who are dealing. what are they dealing with? they're dealing with limited food, overflowing sewage, it's a hot, stuffy ship. carnival ceo jerry kahill offered an apology yesterday. he says here, no one here at carnival is happy about the conditions onboard this ship. we are very sorry about what's taking place. david mattingly, first of all, i imagine that there are people who have already started to make their way there to meet with the folks who have been stuck on this ship. when do we think that's going to happen, the reunion? >> reporter: well, that's going to happen probably about the middle of tomorrow afternoon. the ship's about 150 miles offshore right now. they're being tu
really level a cnn commentator. >> we are not talking about guns. >> do you care about murders or do you only care about murders with guns. >> i care about all deaths by violent crime. >> i think you care about guns. i think you are obsessed with guns. >> no. >> 99.99% of the gun owners of america are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today perfectly safe, perfectly harmless, wonderful, loving, giving, generous, caring people. would you leave us the hell alone? go after the nut jobs. go after the murderers because i don't know any. >> bill: that kind of straight talk is what the republican party needs. it should lay out its vision as governor jindal suggested but it should also aggressively counter attack liberal politics that are devoid of solutions. right now there is little incentive for president obama to moderate. new gallup poll for example says that in january 7' 0% of american hispanics approve of the job barack obama is doing. that number is up from 53% this time last year. and it is the immigration debate that has hispanics cheering on the president. talkin
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